Teen Denied Diploma Because Family Cheered For Her!

Philadelphia Teen Denied Diploma Because Family Cheered For Her!

A Philadelphia teen is speaking out after her principal refused to hand over her diploma at her graduation ceremony! All because her family cheered for her. Prior to the ceremony, the principal at The Philadelphia High School for Girls warned students that their families shouldn’t cheer or clap for them when they crossed the stage. So when 17-year-old Hafsah Abdur-Rahman’s family cheered when she did a little dance, the principal refused to hand her the diploma. Although she was given the document after the ceremony, Abdur-Rahman says she’ll never get back the moment that was stolen from her. “I will never get that again,” she says. In a statement released Tuesday, the School District of Philadelphia says it “does not condone the withholding of earned diplomas based on family members cheering for their graduates.”

Do you think the family should sue the school?

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